Published at Tuesday, 09 July 2019. Outdoor Lighting. By Allaire Revel.
Low voltage lighting is the type of outdoor landscape lighting that uses just 12 volts of electricity instead of 120 volts. Using this 12-volt system will not require you to hire an electrician for installation. They are safe and easy to work with, and are quite popular with many homeowners. An added benefit of the 12-volt system is that light fixtures can be added on and adjusted even though they are plugged in and working. Outdoor lighting low voltage kits are very affordable and are usually found in home and garden centers and many hardware stores.
The key to outdoor lighting is accentuating the property's assets while restricting direct views into the property's faults. Of course while playing up the outdoor lighting with the assets, you want to create a logical pattern of outdoor lighting. If the cars are parked around back and the back door entrance is used but the front of the house is more attractive, there are features that will make outdoor lighting logical and reasonable while portraying the home's better features to the passing public. Manual outdoor lighting can be combined with automatic and sensor outdoor lighting. Sensor outdoor lighting is a good criminal deterrent while saving on energy costs. If the light can be seen from a common room in the house, such as a living room or a family room, the sensor will alert the occupants that there is movement on the property. Of course sensor outdoor lighting can be sensitive enough to light up every time a neighborhood cay walks by, but there is added security in being able to remotely view out a window when there is an unexpected knock at the door. Sensor outdoor lighting can make a person feel much safer when that unexpected knock comes in the darkness and they are home alone.
Recessed Lights – These are is increasingly being used nowadays for outdoor illumination. They have the advantage of being discrete yet effective light sources. Since they are built-in to a particular structure, such as a staircase, pathway or wall, you need to carefully plan where you will locate them as they are not easy to move afterward. Lawn Lights – Specifically designed for those people who wish to create an instant illuminating and decorative effect, without having to spend too much time, money and effort, these are a great option for your property. Correct placement is the most important aspect of lawn lighting. An interesting trend is to place small lamps in a symmetrical fashion all through your lawn to provide a beautiful effect. Nowadays everyone wants their lighting fixtures, both interior and exterior to make a statement.
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